Orchha set on the bank of river Betwa came into being in early 1500’s. The city represents a spellbound amalgamation of historicity and scenic beauty. In Orchha, river Betwa splits into seven channels called Satdhara. With the fascinating temples and palaces, the grandeur of the city will take you back in time..
State- Madhya Pradesh
Best time to Visit -September to March.
Languages spoken- Marathi, Hindi and English
Seasons -Summer (April-June), Winter (November-February), Monsoon (July-September)
Religions- Hindu, Islamic, Jainism, Sikhism
Temperature- Summer: (28° C to47° C) & Winter (4° C to 25° C)
Climate -Quite extreme
Places to visit:
Orchha Fort- The fort of Orccha was constructed by Bundela chief Rudra Pratap Singh. This expansive fort houses several temples and palaces like Rai Parveen Mahal, Raj Mahal and Jehangir Mahal notable for their spectacular architecture.
Raja Ram Temple- The Raja Ram Temple was initially palace of the Queen of Orccha. The queen was ardent devotee of Lord Ram and hence the palace eventually became the temple. Lord Ram here is not only worshipped as a God but also as a king.
Chhatris- Overlooking the river Betwa the Chhtris of Orchha are cenotaphs constructed in the honour of its erstwhile rulers. There are 14 cenotaphs in total displaying some excellent architecture.